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ACTE, along with various other organizations, recently sent
out a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voicing support for the Obama Administration’s new ConnectED initiative.
They expressed concern about the 20 percent of students who graduate late or
drop out entirely and the need to decrease that number in order to keep America
competitive in the global marketplace. The plans would help to expand the
school systems current internet capabilities, bringing student learning into
the digital age.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:04:00 PM
Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 funding level, known as a 302(b) allocation, for the departments
of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. From the $165 billion
total, the committee will now divide up funding for individual programs like
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:57 PM
Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the Senate Budget Committee to talk about the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget
request for education. As we previously reported in April, the Administration requested funding Perkins at $1.1
billion, equal to the pre-sequestration level from FY 2012. Committee
Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) used the hearing to highlight her efforts to replace
sequestration and hammered House Republicans on their FY 2014 budget for its
deep cuts in education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:35:40 AM
Earlier this week, the
Department of Labor announced the grant winners in the latest round of its
Workforce Data Quality Initiative. This is the third round of grants, designed
to help states build or expand their longitudinal data systems to better link
workforce and education data and enhance the effectiveness of employment and
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:20:49 AM
week, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) announced that he would reintroduce the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act (H.R. 2368). ACTE helped to develop this legislation and we
are proud to endorse the newest version of the bill!
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:21:47 AM
In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM
Federal funding for CTE has been cut by over $100 million since Fiscal
Year (FY) 2010. This staggering total could soon grow an additional $58 million
in FY 2013 as a result of Congress and the Administration’s inability to fix
the reckless, across-the-board sequester.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 10:29:23 AM